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Wed Nov 13
Final
49 Denison
56 at Earlham
in Richmond, Ind.
Fri Nov 15
Final
80 Ohio Northern
70 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Nov 20
Final
74 Capital
80 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Nov 23
Final
69 Otterbein
70 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Nov 26
Final
45 Denison
51 at Case Western Reserve
in Cleveland, Ohio
Wed Dec 04
Final
64 Denison
76 at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Dec 07
Final
59 Denison
60 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Dec 14
2:00 PM
Wabash
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Dec 21
4:00 PM
Denison
at UC Santa Cruz
UCSC Holiday Classic- Kaiser Permanente Arena
Sun Dec 22
4:00 PM
Denison
vs. Whittier
@ UC Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Denison
at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Wed Jan 08
7:30 PM
Wittenberg
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 11
3:00 PM
Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Wed Jan 15
6:00 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Jan 18
3:00 PM
Allegheny
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 22
8:00 PM
Wooster
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 25
2:00 PM
Denison
at Wabash
in Crawfordsville, Ind.
Wed Jan 29
8:00 PM
Hiram
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 01
3:00 PM
Kenyon
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 05
7:30 PM
Denison
at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Sat Feb 08
3:00 PM
Oberlin
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 12
8:00 PM
Denison
at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Feb 15
4:00 PM
Denison
at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Wed Feb 19
6:00 PM
DePauw
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 22
3:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
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Denison suffers setback at ONU

Matt Gerics  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Matt Gerics | Photo by Jace Delgado

ADA, Ohio — Ryan Bruns posted 33 points and eight rebounds as the Polar Bears handed Denison men's basketball an 86-66 loss on Saturday afternoon at the ONU Sports Center in Ada.

Despite trailing by as many as six points in the first half, the Big Red connected on six threes in the opening period, including back-to-back perimeter jumpers from Claude Chandonnet and Jake Livingston to cut the Ohio Northern lead to 29-27 at the 3:29 mark.

With 33 seconds to play in the first half, Freeman Brou tallied a three-pointer that lowered the DU deficit to 38-35. Denison looked to make it a one-score game heading to intermission, but Bruns finished a layup at the buzzer for two of his 15 first-half points as the Big Red trailed ONU 40-35 at the break.

In the second half, Ohio Northern built their lead to 12, 49-37, after Daniel Donner and Bruns, buried consecutive jumpers, but five-straight points from Freeman Brou cut the DU deficit back to single digits, 49-42, with less than 16 minutes to play.

Over the next 4:58 of action, the Polar Bears went on a 15-9 scoring run, led by 11 combined points from Bruns and Ty Staten to increase their over Denison to 64-51. After Chandonnet answered with his second three of the game, ONU went on a 10-0 scoring run that the Big Red were unable to recover from as they suffered their second loss of the season. The Polar Bears moved to 2-0 on the year.

Freeman Brou led DU with 10 points and tied for the team lead with six rebounds. Matt DoyleMatt Gerics, and Alex Meurer each added eight points each, while Chandonnet and Conor Fenton each chipped in six points.

Bruns' 33 points was a season-high for the senior, and ONU also received double-digit nights from Staten (10) and Austin Allemeier (12).

Denison will return to Livingston Gymnasium on Tuesday, November 20 when they host Case Western Reserve at 8 p.m.

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